Thursday, March 21, 2013
I saw a little blurb on the local news last night that the county that I live in was named the "Healthiest County in Georgia" I'm not sure where Georgia stands nationwide, but I thought that was pretty cool.
I checked it out a little more this morning and it's a study from some health institute and it's based on a variety of factors, including mortality, morbidity, health behaviors, clinical care, social/economic factors and physical environment.
It sounds right that our county would be up there. We are a "bedroom" community of Atlanta and within the last 15 years, have become pretty affluent and one of the fastest growing counties in the nation. The south part of the county is suburbia and the north part is still somewhat rural.
We have a lot of shoreline and Corp. of Engineer parks on a large lake and river and lots of great county parks. I've blogged before that there's no reason in our county not to be active. There are so many indoor & outdoor activities for a reasonable price and often for free!
I'm glad that I'm an "active" participant in the "healthiest county in Georgia"!